Julia qualified as a Registered General Nurse in 1989, and has experience in many fields of nursing and teaching.
Her early career as a Parkinson’s Disease Specialist Nurse involved teaching, research and conference presentation. It was whilst implementing support programmes for Parkinson’s disease within General Practice that her interest in Primary Care developed.
Julia moved to Primary care in 1994 and has developed skills in practice nursing, long term conditions, first contact, history taking and assessment skills and independent nurse prescribing.
Past experience includes working within the NHS as a Modern Matron for General Practice under Solent NHS Trust developing clinical guidelines, protocols and policies, having an instrumental role in clinical governance and promoting high standards of care. As a modern matron Julia was a member of the Infection control advisory group and worked with practices to identify priority areas for CQC and evidence for quality patient care.
Currently Julia has a leading role as Practice Nurse Representative for Portsmouth City Clinical Commissioning Group. This role involves listening to the views of the nurses in the city and looking at ways to improve services and delivery of care. At a strategic level Julia manages and chairs the Professional Practice Nurse Forum, co-chairs the Non-Medical Prescriber’s Forum and has an instrumental role in practice nurse education and development through TARGET.
Julia has had several publications in nursing journals and won awards for her project work.
Through J2S Julia particularly enjoys providing training in areas such as Diabetes, Neurology, Dementia, Infection control and professional portfolio building/clinical governance. Julia works closely with her business partner Julia Judd and their joint vision is to make education and learning fun, interactive, easy to understand and practical with realistic expectations for Primary Care.